Fresh Meat, Frankie Boyle, Keith Lemon and Rylan in the front running for this year's Laftas

The 'good, the tanned and the ugly' up for this year's comic alternative to the Baftas

If you tire of melodrama and gushing acceptance speeches, forget about the Baftas and look no further than the Laftas.

The Laftas comedy awards promise to showcase the “good, the tanned and the ugly” at its tenth anniversary ceremony this year.

Fake-tan lover Rylan Clarke is nominated in two categories for Funniest TV Personality and Funniest Double-Act along with X-Factor co-star Gary Barlow. But the two will have to stave of strong competition from comedy A-lister duo James Corden and Jack Whitehall.

Channel Four comedy Fresh Meat has received three nominations for Funniest TV Show, as well as two Female Comedienne nods for actresses Kimberley Nixon (Josie) and Zawe Ashton (Vod).

Outspoken comedian Frankie Boyle is up for Funniest Male Comedian and Funniest Tweeter, while Keith Lemon is nominated twice as well for Keith Lemon: The Film and Celebrity Juice.

The Loaded Laftas take place on Thursday 7 March.

And the nominees are…

FUNNIEST MALE COMEDIAN

Frankie Boyle, Harry Hill, Jason Manford, Micky Flanagan, Sean Lock

FUNNIEST STAND-UP

Kevin Bridges, Jon Richardson, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Ross Noble

FUNNIEST FEMALE COMEDIENNE

Jessica Hynes, Kimberley Nixon, Morgana Robinson, Sarah Millican, Zawe Ashton

FUNNIEST DOUBLE-ACT

Anna Crilly & Katy Wix, James Corden & Jack Whitehall, Karl Pilkington & Warwick Davis, Olly Murs & Caroline Flack, Rylan & Gary Barlow

FUNNIEST PANEL SHOW

8 out of 10 Cats, A League of Their Own, Celebrity Juice, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You?

FUNNIEST TV SHOW

Alan Carr’s Chatty Man, Cardinal Burns, Fresh Meat, Peep Show, Soccer AM, Bad Education

FUNNIEST FILM

Keith Lemon: The Film, Ted, The Dictator, Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Sightseers

FUNNINEST COLUMNIST AWARD

Clemmie Moodie, Dean Piper, Gordon Smart, Katie Hind, James Ingham

FUNNIEST TV PERSONALITY

Adam Hills, Angelos Epithemiou, Paddy McGuiness, Rylan, Tim Lovejoy

FUNNIEST TWEETER

Chris Ramsey, Danny Dyer, Frankie Boyle, Joey Barton, Ted

FUNNIEST DVD

The Only Way is Epic, John Bishop: Rollercoaster, Lee Nelson LIVE, Mrs Brown’s Boys Live Tour: Good Mourning Mrs Brown, Russell Howard’s Good News

FUNNIEST PODCAST

An Idiot Abroad Official Podcast, The Chris Moyles Podcast, The Danny Baker Show Podcast, Richard Herring Podcast, Dave’s Comedy Podcast

FUNNIEST RADIO SHOW

Alan Brazil - Talksport, Dave Berry - Capital FM, Greg James - BBC Radio 1, Matt Edmondson - BBC Radio 1, Shaun Keaveny - BBC 6 Music

BEST NEWCOMER

Daniel Simonsen, James Acaster, Katherine Ryan, Luisa Omielan, Nick Helm

BEST JOKE

Nominations to be decided by Loaded readers

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment
U2 have released Songs of Innocence in partnership with Apple

musicBand have offered new record for free on iTunes
Arts and Entertainment
Brad Pitt stars in David Ayer's World War II drama Fury

film
Arts and Entertainment
Top hat: Pharrell Williams

music
Arts and Entertainment
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as undercover cops in 22 Jump Street

film
Arts and Entertainment
David Bowie is back with fresh music after last year's hit album The Next Day

music
Arts and Entertainment
Keith Richards is publishing 'Gus and Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar', a children's book about his introduction to music

music
Arts and Entertainment
Calvin Harris has generated £4m in royalties from the music platform

music
Arts and Entertainment
Jenna Coleman stars as the Time Lord's companion Clara in Doctor Who

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Time and time again: the popular daytime quiz has been a fixture on Channel 4 since 1982

TV
Arts and Entertainment

To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthday

books
Arts and Entertainment
Rachel McAdams is reportedly competing with Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss for a major role in True Detective

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Sam Smith returned to the top spot with his album 'In The Lonely Hour'

music
Arts and Entertainment
Steve Backshall is set to dance with Ola Jordan on Strictly Come Dancing. 'I have a friend who's a dancer and she said to me 'You want Ola because she's a fantastic dancer and she can make anyone look good' meaning 'even you'!' he said.

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Sting and Paul Simon on stage together at Carnegie Hall in New York

music
Arts and Entertainment
music
Arts and Entertainment
The Strictly Come Dancing 2014 contestants and their professional dance partners open the twelfth run of the celebrity ballroom contest

TV
Arts and Entertainment
Robin teaches Clara to shoot an arrow
doctor who
Arts and Entertainment
Queen Christina left the judges baffled with her audition
X Factor
Arts and Entertainment
The Vienna State Opera
opera
Arts and Entertainment
Sam Smith returned to the top spot with his album 'In The Lonely Hour'
musicLilly Wood and Robin Schulz bag number one single
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

    Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

    Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
    Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

    Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

    Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
    How to make a Lego masterpiece

    How to make a Lego masterpiece

    Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
    Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

    Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

    Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
    Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

    Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

    His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
    'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

    'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

    Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
    Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

    Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

    The Imitation Game, film review
    England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

    England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

    Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
    Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

    Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

    Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
    ‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

    ‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

    Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week
    The fall of Rome? Cash-strapped Italy accused of selling its soul to the highest bidder

    The fall of Rome?

    Italy's fears that corporate-sponsored restoration projects will lead to the Disneyfication of its cultural heritage
    Glasgow girl made good

    Glasgow girl made good

    Kelly Macdonald was a waitress when she made Trainspotting. Now she’s taking Manhattan
    Sequins ahoy as Strictly Come Dancing takes to the floor once more

    Sequins ahoy as Strictly takes to the floor once more

    Judy Murray, Frankie Bridge and co paired with dance partners
    Wearable trainers and other sporty looks

    Wearable trainers and other sporty looks

    Alexander Wang pumps it up at New York Fashion Week
    The landscape of my imagination

    The landscape of my imagination

    Author Kate Mosse on the place that taught her to tell stories